Have you ever looked at another website and thought – that’s it! That’s exactly what I want! There are two fantastic sites which will tell you not only what theme the site is using, but what plug-ins as well.
Head on over to either wpthemedetector.com or whatwpthemeisthat.com, paste in the address of the site you’re interested in, and it will give you a complete list of the website details. These tools do only work with WordPress sites, but if you’re looking for some inspiration, and possibly a bit of ‘how did they do that?’ this is what you need.
You’ll probably find that many professional sites are either using a custom theme, or a customized parent theme, supported by a basic theme, but this can be a great way to give your web designer more direction on what you like in a site.
You’ll also find that on wpthemedetector.com they’ve listed the most popular themes and plug-ins. This can be a fantastic resource to find new themes. If they’re working well for all those people, chances are they’ll work for you as well.
If you find a theme you love, but aren’t sure you to make it work for you, give us a call, we’d love to work with you on creating the perfect WordPress site.
Lastly, I’d love to hear from you on some of the sites which you’re drooling over, especially if they’re built in WordPress. Leave a comment below, and maybe I’ll dig into some of these in future columns.